"Child Decoded is nearly flawless in its readability, presentation and storytelling. Parents struggling to find answers to their children’s puzzling behavior will likely enjoy more than a few “Aha!” moments while reading this fabulous guidebook."
...it’s a book about a singular man. Even near the end of his life, Tom managed to charm and astonish. He escapes from his care home and is found half a mile down the road stopping the traffic; he befriends the most attractive woman in the place.
Think of it as the Badly Tuned Lyre of Orpheus, or the Myth of the Off-Key Sirens: Bad Singer is an essential tale about how human beings, even those of us with tin ears, can’t help but be drawn to music.
It might have done with another edit – the word “glittering” is overused and there is a pervasive sense of material overstretched, especially towards the end – but at its best this is an enthralling story...
Kahneman and Tversky approached their personal lives and their research in extremely divergent manners. At times, Lewis’ details about the unlikely coupling overwhelm the larger narrative, but that is a minor complaint in another solid book from this gifted author.
Payoff is heavily influenced by Viktor Frankl’s celebrated work Man’s Search for Meaning...This is all true, and characteristically engagingly written.
Labyrinths, Catrine Clay’s absorbing new biography, charts the twists and turns in some of the key lives involved in that historical moment, in particular those of Emma Jung and her more famous husband, Carl.
Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly.
The Voices Within is quite pro-inner speech, inviting us to marvel along with the author at the remarkable properties of brains that can do it, and extolling its therapeutic and performance-enhancing properties...
While the technical details of some cases and the sheer volume of case studies may overwhelm the reader, the experiences and perspectives this book contains is sure to provide inspiration.
Long cycled around Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk and created an ad hoc map, leaving stakes behind him – a playful work about making a mark. With this unmissable book, Jon Day makes his.
...Schwarz reserves most of his scorn for the pharmaceutical companie...In so doing he provides a valuable corrective to those ads promising that Ritalin can make “the problem child become lovable again”.
...it may also be that as a society we continue to believe in secrets and the people who make and guard them, despite everything Cobain reveals in this engrossing book.
Kandel presents concepts to ponder that may open new avenues of art making and neuroscientific endeavor.
...deep down, as we see what digital technology is doing to behaviour, relationships, crime and politics, we’re also aware that it’s becoming increasingly dangerou...If nothing else, The Cyber Effect should enable us to have a more sophisticated conversation about it.
At the heart of this breathtaking work, however, is Dittrich’s story of his complicated grandfather, his mentally ill grandmother, and a long-held family secret, with Molaison stranded “where the past and the future were nothing but indistinct blurs.”
The book is easy to read and doesn’t contain a lot of dry research. Instead, the author writes to the parent in real life language using real life situations.
An internationally recognized leader in the field of childhood learning debunks the concept of “good parenting.”...A highly thoughtful and entertaining treatment of a subject that merits serious consideration.
To even a liberal reader, the amount of time Vanessa devotes to coaxing her orgasms back can feel indulgent. But maybe that shows us the scope of the problem we have.
The author considers his proactive role in patient care and his own astounding recovery to have both been beautifully transformed “by the bridge that music creates between the healthy and the sick.” An inspirational testament to the limitless benefits of music and its role in health care.